Amala Paul and AL Vijay’s divorce news shook their fans up. What came as a further surprise were the rumours that Amala decided to end the marriage after she was stopped from pursuing her career by Vijay’s family.
While Amala is yet to comment on the issue, Vijay has issued a statement denying the rumours and saying only he and Amala know the truth of their relationship. “When Amala wanted to continue her career in films, I supported her to the best of my ability. And she continued acting even after marriage. The new-found accusations that I or my family were stopping her from work is completely untrue,” he said in a statement.
According to the buzz, Vijay’s parents wanted Amala to quit acting after marriage and put a lot of pressure on her. Another section suggested that Amala cheated on him. The couple got married in a high-profile ceremony two years ago. The announced their divorce a week ago.
While Amala is yet to say anything on the subject, here is the statement of Vijay…
“I have been reading a plenty of news on the separation of me and Amala based on random assumptions and false information. I would like to make it clear that the only truth in that is the separation rest all is untrue. The reason behind the separation is unknown to anyone but me. Many of my best friends and well-wishers in this industry, including media friends, were insisting me to speak out. But I thought discussing my private life in public would do no good to the cause. At this juncture, my father, as a typical father, was pained at the unpleasant developments in my family life and expressed his disappointment on the same to a channel when he was forced to do so. Sadly, that is being taken as the sole source of all the speculations and debate. I’m conscious about my social responsibility. I have so far directed nine films. The portrayal of women in my films with dignity and self-respect reflects the amount of respect I have towards them. I strongly advocate women and their freedom of choice. When Amala wanted to continue her career in films, I supported her to the best of my ability. And she continued acting even after marriage. The new-found accusations that me or my family were stopping her from work is completely untrue. The base for any marital relationship is honesty and trust. When that is breached, the very existence of committed relationship becomes meaningless. I really value the institution of marriage and relationship a lot. Not even in my worst dreams did I think it will end. But yes, today, I don’t have any choice. With lots of pain in my heart, I have decided to move on in life in a dignified manner. The gender bias in certain sections of the media without knowing the actual facts damages the personal and professional integrity of mine, which is much more painful than the original episode of departing. Lastly, I would be grateful if people respect our personal lives and space as their very own and not delve into any more speculations based on stray rumours. I thank you all for being there for me in this hour of personal crisis.”